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Some folks do not want Sage Steele to stick to sports.

From The Post:

Sage Steele is reportedly being eyed for a potential run at a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Political news outlet Daily Ructions first reported that unnamed “Republican leaders and donors in Washington and Connecticut” are hoping that the former ESPN broadcaster will consider entering the 2024 race in Connecticut’s fifth district.

The Post has confirmed that exploratory conversations have occurred.

It makes sense. Steele just exited ESPN after a high-profile legal standoff with the network that touched on all the current conservative topics du jour — free speech, COVID-19, vaccine mandates, the Worldwide Leader’s “wokeness.” But we would argue her prospective candidacy is more than an inch deep.

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Steele is young and attractive, has a captivating personal story, is a professional communicator and would reportedly be asked to run in a purple district against a vulnerable incumbent Democrat. Of course the GOP wants to kick the tires. The big questions are likely whether Steele wants to take on the job of a legislator and whether she can make a significant amount more money just being a conservative media person.

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James Kratch is the managing editor of ESNY. He previously worked as a Rutgers and Giants (and Mike Francesa) beat reporter for NJ Advance Media.